Algeria recalls Moroccan ambassador for consultation – Middle East Monitor

Algeria has recalled its Moroccan ambassador for consultation, Anadolu reported. The government of Algiers does not rule out “taking other measures” to protest against the declarations of Morocco’s representative at the UN, which he describes as “aggressive” and in support of a local separatist movement described as “terrorist” group.

The Algerian foreign ministry said on Sunday it had requested clarification from Morocco. “In the absence of a positive and appropriate response from the Moroccan side, it was decided today to immediately summon the Algerian ambassador to Rabat, Abdelhamid Abdaoui, for consultation, and other measures could be taken depending on of the development of this case “.

The separatist movement in question, the MAK, demands the self-determination of Kabylia. It is based around the areas east of Algiers inhabited by Amazighs / Berbers.

READ: Algeria asks Rabat to clarify statements by UN representative on Kabyle people‘s right to self-determination

Moroccan media on Thursday quoted Rabat’s UN delegate Omar Hilal as calling for “the independence of the Kabyle people” in Algeria at a meeting of non-aligned countries on July 13-14.

This follows the announcement by the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra of his support for the right to self-determination of the inhabitants of Western Sahara. The territory remains disputed between Morocco and the Polisario Front, a movement supported by Algiers.

Algeria said on Saturday that Morocco is involved in an “anti-Algerian campaign” which will have an effect on the Amazigh people living in the Kingdom.

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